The immediate effect in Oregon of sequester federal budget cuts will be minimal at first.
Unemployment claims in Oregon are back down to pre-recession levels.
SoloPower pledged to create hundreds of jobs in Oregon two years ago, but they fell short of the 450 publicly projected.
The Portland Saturday Market returns this weekend for its 40th season.
Portland-based Drive Oregon gave out $179,926 to six pro-electric vehicle projects.
United Grain's lockout of union members in Vancouver, Wash. got more tense as non-union employees began loading grain vessels.
Travel Oregon gave more than $14,000 to seven projects in the state's tourism regions.